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The miracle of breast milk

Friday, May 18, 2012

The miracle of breast milk


By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
Bulatlat.com
Many of my friends are amazed whenever they learn that I am breastfeeding my baby. Some friends who also have children but did not breastfed would say, “My baby doesn’t want to suck my nipple” or “She can’t get milk” or “There’s no milk coming out from my breasts.” All that I can just say is, “Really?”

Taking good care of your baby is not just about giving them the most expensive clothes, shoes and other accessories or making sure that she doesn’t bump her head. The most ultimate care that mothers can give their babies is breast milk that can protect them from a long list of illnesses. To quote an article about breastfeeding, “Breast milk fights disease. The cells, hormones, and antibodies in breast milk protect babies from illness. This protection is unique; formula cannot match the chemical makeup of human breast milk.”

The article also said that some research shows that breastfeeding can also reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes, childhood leukemia and atopic dermatitis (a type of skin rash) in babies. Breastfeeding can also lower the risk of sudden infant death syndrome..... MORE

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